(American, born Hungary, 1925–2008)
Associated Press wire photo
Image: 18.1 x 22.2 cm (7 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.215
To demand jobs and income for the poor, a town of 3,000 wooden tents was erected and occupied in Washington, DC, in 1968.
Take a month after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this image shows Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy and Reverend Jesse Jackson presiding over a gathering at Resurrection City. This temporary town established in Washington, D.C. fulfilled King’s call for “a trek to the nation’s capital by suffering and outraged citizens who will go to stay until some definite and positive action is taken to provide jobs and income for the poor.”
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